An open letter for executive clients with business needs
Successful leadership is intuitive, dynamic, collaborative, and grounded in here-and-now emotional intelligence. Long gone are the days of "do-as-I-say", lone-wolf management. Some still cling to these control tactics, but their companies are not growing with the ever changing market and they struggle to compete. To thrive in business, you must have a strong and talented leadership team in place who are committed and focused. They must be cohesive and aligned as a collective group to the vision and the values of the company.
As their leader it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the people who are executing the company's vision. The success and health of the company will not only be determined by the people making the decisions, but will greatly be impacted by how they lead.
I've been in leadership, one way or the other, for over 30 years and have seen first hand the extremes of a well run team. I have witnessed chaos and mutiny and been a party to expansion acquisitions with smooth transitions and a budget in the black. I've had my own teams and I know what makes a well-oiled machine.
It's not enough to have the right talent. The team must be aligned to the vision, mission and purpose of the company. Period. Every person should be hearing the same message from you and know what the expectations are. You should be listening to them as well. This is culture.
Your own development should directly affect your team, and hopefully, they think that's a good thing! As you are growing, so is your influence. I would encourage you to pay forward the gesture and invest the same into them.
I call this Living Leadership. If you think your team needs an alignment, please book a discovery call with me and we'll explore the options.
4 Drivers of a
Healthy & Happy Culture
Front line team development with less formal training and more experiential knowledge.
Ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. Key for effective communication and problem solving.
Leadership starts at the top with vision and expectation. Smart systems are crucial to ensure that everyone is on the same page and accountabilities are measured.
Let Your Team Lead
Encourage and empower leaders to innovate and improvise with intention and purpose. Allow the space for growth offering counsel and development where required.